Leaders need to be in touch with their people to lead effectively but some of the perks that come with senior positions can actually be alienating. So how do leaders stay connected?
Self-awareness is not part of the standard curriculum in most management education programs but if we want to create high-performing teams where people thrive, innovate and deliver great results; then it should be.
Leaders who truly engage their people do so by enabling and empowering their people. They facilitate a supportive culture and help their people find purpose and meaning in their work. This in turn unlocks innovation and productivity.
People-centered organizations are able to truly engage their people because they focus on internal drivers, such as meaningful engagement, connectedness, and feeling valued. This kind of culture starts with the leader. More specifically, it starts with the mind of the leader.
Leaders who fail to engage their people, toxic workplaces driving away talent, and failing management consultants. Organizations need to radically change how they develop leaders.